Your act of kindness for this week is to be completed during class time. I want you to think of someone to whom you respect; your role model. I want you to write a letter thanking this person for being such a great role model and explaining to this person why they are your role model. What characteristics does this person protray? Are they smart, funny, respectful of others? Here is an example of what your letter should look like. Your letter MUST CONTAIN AT LEAST THREE PARAGRAPHS(with 4-5 sentences in each paragraph), proper letter format(as shown below)proper punctuation, capital letters, and INDENTATION(The example below will not display proper indentation(issue on the blog), so please be aware of that. Examples of role models: Older sibling, aunt, uncle, mother, father, grandparents, cousin.
This letter is due Monday in class. This must be typed, saved then printed. Be sure to include your name. Don’t forget to post on our blog, who you chose as your role model and a sentence or two as to why you chose them.
There are so many words that have gone left unsaid. I wanted you to know it’s an honor and a privilege to have you as my mom. The teenage years were a little rough because of the “you just don’t understand me” phase, but we made it through. I laugh now at how I thought I knew it all and didn’t have a clue. Although I may not always say it, the things you’ve taught me over the years have come in handy in more ways than one. I now realize the things you tried to teach me were for my own good. You didn’t want your precious daughter to go through any unnecessary heartaches and pains. Sadly, I didn’t listen in some situations but you never said the words “I told you so” as you could have easily done. Instead, you helped me through the situations and I learned through the school of hard knocks.
As an adult, I realize that I lived like a little princess compared to how some people grew up. I want to thank you for the “normal” childhood that so many others didn’t get a chance to enjoy. I grew up with two loving parents and got to experience life as it was meant to be. Through your life example, you taught me so much. You taught me how to be the responsible adult I am now. You taught me how to be grateful. You taught me how to be unselfish. You taught me how to think for myself. You taught me how to treat others like you want to be treated. You taught me that having faith in God will get you through the good times and bad. You taught me how to show compassion. You taught me how to be a caregiver. You taught me how to live and to love.
You’ve been my number one fan and during the times where I wanted to give up, you were the one who encouraged me. There will never be enough words to explain how much you mean to me, but I wanted to take some time to personally thank you for being you.